Demystifying Decoupled Drupal with Contenta CMS

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

Mountain View Room
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Mark Shropshire & Bayo Fodeke

Decoupled Drupal is all the rage, but getting going can be intimidating. How can one get started without having to understand, install, and configure all of the components needed in a Decoupled Drupal backend?

Hello Contenta CMS!

Contenta is an open source API-first Drupal distribution that makes out of the box decoupled Drupal accessible. No need to install Drupal and figure out which modules and libraries that are needed to create a robust backend for your websites and applications. This session will demonstrate installing Contenta, working with included features, using demo content and consumers, and working with the Contenta community.

The presentation will kick off with a discussion around the benefits of decoupling Drupal. Attendees can look forward to live Contenta install and feature demonstrations. In addition, live code examples will show how various frontends interact with a Contenta backend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Why decouple Drupal?
  • Getting started with Contenta
  • Contenta features and capabilities
  • Connecting frontend applications to Contenta


At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Install Contenta
  • Know how to contribute back to Contenta
  • Know how to connect a frontend application to a Contenta backend